Connect with us

WVU Football

WVU Football Paired with Big Ten School in Latest Bowl Projection



WVU Football RB CJ Donaldson
Kelsie LeRose / WVSN

WVU football is now projected to play in the Armed Forces Bowl against Northwestern on Dec. 23 in Fort Worth, Texas, according to Action’s Brett McMurphy. The Mountaineers are now one win away from becoming bowl-eligible for the third time under head coach Neal Brown.

McMurphy told WVSN that West Virginia would finish 6-6 before the season started.

Other Big 12 bowl projections: Texas (Sugar Bowl – CFP), Oklahoma State (Cotton Bowl), TCU (Liberty Bowl), Oklahoma (Alamo Bowl), Kansas State (Pop-Tarts Bowl), Kansas (Texas Bowl), Iowa State (Guaranteed Rate Bowl), BYU (Independence Bowl).

McMurphy moved WVU into bowl contention after beating Pitt at home in the Backyard Brawl. West Virginia won four consecutive games after the Penn State loss, which is the first time since 2018 that the program has done so. It’s also the first time since 2018 that HC Neal Brown has won four in a row, back when he was at Troy. West Virginia then suffered a heartbreaking loss to Houston after a Hail Mary throw and then allowed 28 points in the fourth quarter to Oklahoma State at home. The Mountaineers got back on track with a win over UCF this past weekend.

Get WVSN in your mailbox!

Enter your email address to subscribe to WVSN and receive notifications of new posts by email.